Joshua "Josh" Norstrom Berkowitz, MD

Assistant Professor
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Orthopaedics
6011 Farrington Road
Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(984) 974-7470

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery

Subspecialties

  • General Orthopaedics

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Male

About Joshua "Josh" Norstrom Berkowitz, MD

I have proudly called North Carolina home for over 20 years. In addition to my clinical work in Orthopaedics, I also serve as a team physician for the UNC Tar Heels athletics programs and remain active in teaching the next generation of medical students, residents and fellows. As a world champion Ultimate player, I love caring for athletes of all types and ability levels and working with patients to develop management plans that fit individual...
I have proudly called North Carolina home for over 20 years. In addition to my clinical work in Orthopaedics, I also serve as a team physician for the UNC Tar Heels athletics programs and remain active in teaching the next generation of medical students, residents and fellows. As a world champion Ultimate player, I love caring for athletes of all types and ability levels and working with patients to develop management plans that fit individual needs. I enjoy helping people of all ages remain active and meet their goals. In the community, I serve as team physician for Chapel Hill High School and the Raleigh Flyers and Raleigh Radiance professional Ultimate teams. I also serve on the USA Ultimate Medical Advisory Working Group and work as an event physician for the National Basketball Association. I am proud to have the opportunity to work in service of the people of the state of North Carolina as a member of UNC Orthopaedics.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006 - 2010
  • Honors: Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Fellowship

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015 - 2016
  • Area: Primary Care Sports Medicine

Residency and Chief Residency

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010 - 2015
  • Area: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Bachelor of Arts

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001 - 2005
  • Area: Biology/Psychology

Certifications

  • Certificate of Added Qualification-Sports Medicine, Board Certified, 2016
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certified, 2014
  • Pediatrics, Board Certified, 2014
Ultrasound-guided and landmark-guided injections to joints, tendons, bursae and muscles around the shoulders, arms, elbows, forearms, wrists, hands/fingers, hips, thighs, knees, legs, ankles, and feet/toes (not the neck or back); advanced and traditional treatments for arthritis, joint pain and swelling, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, labral tears, bursitis and muscle injuries including minimally invasive ultrasound-guided tendon and plantar fascia surgery (Tenex), platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP), hyaluronic acid injections (viscosupplementation or gel shots), corticosteroid injections (cortisone shots), calcific tendinitis treatment (barbotage), drainage (aspiration) of joint fluid and cysts (Baker's cysts and ganglion cysts), nerve and scar hydrodissections and injections, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound
Treating musculoskeletal conditions (arthritis, joint pain and swelling, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, muscle injuries, labral tears, etc.) with traditional and novel therapies; helping people achieve and maintain their personal activity and fitness goals; working with athletes of all ages, interests and ability levels; using musculoskeletal ultrasound and minimally invasive procedures to improve care; teaching patients, medical trainees and other doctors how to take care of musculoskeletal problems; promoting and supporting participation in youth athletics

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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